Item description for Gardzienice: Polish Theatre in Transition ((Contemporary Theatre Studies)) by Paul Allain...
In 1977, the Gardzienice Theatre Association, an experimental theatre company was founded in a tiny Polish village. By 1992 The Observer was hailing "Brilliant Gardzienice...and orgy of joy, anguish, prayer and lamentation performed in candlelight with hurtling energy and at breakneck speed...Physically reckless, thrillingly well sung...On no account to be missed. " Today the Gardzienice Theatre Association is hailed as Poland's leading theatre group, training Royal Shakespeare Company actors and touring the world. Paul Allain describes and analyses their sung performances, strenuous physical and vocal training, and anthropological fieldwork amongst marginalized European minorities. This is one of the first detailed attempts to assess developments in Polish experimental theatres since 1989. The author questions whether those artists can maintain their vision in the face of Poland's economic difficulties and increased commercialization of the arts.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.53" Width: 7.4" Height: 0.55" Weight: 0.84 lbs.
Release Date Dec 1, 1997
ISBN 9057021064 ISBN13 9789057021060
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More About Paul Allain
<div><b>Paul Allain</b> is Senior Lecturer in Drama, University of Kent. He is the author of <i>Gardzienice: Polish Theatre in Transition</i> and <i>The Cambridge Companion to Chekhov</i> (as co-editor).<br></div>
Paul Allain has an academic affiliation as follows - University of Kent, UK University of Kent, Canterbury University of Ke.